Small town girl Martha Hunt, well-known for her never ending legs and intense blue eyes, was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina USA.

At the tender age of 18, Hunt moved to New York City to pursue a career as a model. That same year she signed with Code Management and enjoyed her debut as a runway model for Issey Miyake’s spring collection in Paris, France. She has also walked for designers Jefen, Castelbajac and Fátima Lopes in their Spring/Summer collection and was featured in Nylon for her tres chic outfits during fashion week.

Hunt steadily established herself as a runway must-have. She signed with Nathalie Agency in Paris and walked the runway for Givenchy’s couture show that autumn/fall. In July 2008 Hunt made the jump from runway to magazine when she appeared in an editorial for US Elle. Later that year in November, Hunt posed for British Elle in an editorial titled “Dramatic Finish” photographed by Andrew Woffinden. By the end of 2008 Hunt left Code Management and signed with Next Model Management.

Hunt was kept very busy, splitting her time between the ramp walking for Tracy Reese, Rebecca Taylor, J.Mendel and Wayne’s Spring shows in New York and editorials for glossy, high fashion magazines such as US Harper’s Bazaar with photographer Jason Schmidt in “The Emperor’s New Emporium” and Chinese Vogue with photographer Ben Hassett in “from runway to real way”.

There truly is no rest for the wicked; in 2010 Hunt walked no less than six ramps including those of Charlotte Ronson and Boy by Band of Outsiders. She shot another three editorials including the black and white “Archistile” photographed by Tiziano Magni for Italian Marie Claire.

Hunt joined creative studio Free People and modelled in a few catalogs including summer catalog “Call of the Wild” and Autumn/Winter catalog with model Bambi Northwood-Blyth and photographed by Yelena Yemchuk.

Hunt is presently signed with Union Models in London and Next Model Management in New York, Paris and Milan.

-Nicole Groenmeyer

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